Well I am new to Vue and I have been doing loads of tutorials(mainly from here) and I did expand on one of em as of late because I know it will come in handy. That is the 3d Ecosystem.
I got the idea this could create a great base for some sort of rockslide. So what I did was create a mountain face and added a few valley type features in it to give the rocks a flow direction that way they were not just falling all over the place. Then I made about 7 or so cubes and modified their shape and rotation to fit where the rocks should be. I then populated them with an Ecosystem as described in your tutorial.
Then I was not satisfied that I had enough debris flying to really simulate the chaos of a rock slide so I made a flat plane along the face of the hill and populated it with very large funtion settings and small rocks to creat the effect of rocks flying about.
Id say the hardest part of the whole thing was finding a decent terrain texture and then finding a good material for the broken rocks that looked like they were similar but not so similar that there was not enough contrast between the two. I think i could have used a few less rocks or a bit smaller ones but maybe ill go back to it. the scene i created for myself was really limited to what I could realisticly include.
So here it is, I found these forums downsized the image considerably so I hot linked...
http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 122pz3.jpg
I rendered it with the "Final" preset because I don't know about render settings yet. It rendered at a size of 1280x960, I then adjusted the levels a tad in Photoshop and resampled it to 800x600(for forums) in IRfanview. 8)